Cincinnati Enquirer Coaches' Poll
The AP Southwest Ohio district all-city football teams have officially been released. The CMAC is well represented over multiple divisions with student-athletes being recognized from Aiken High School, Shroder High School, and Taft High School.
D'Meko Pryor - Defensive 1st Team
Donta Carter - Defensive 2nd Team
Chris'Sean Stringer - Honorable Mention
DaShawn Lawrence - Honorable Mention
Demarco Bradley - Honorable Mention
Ormoni Zanders - Honorable Mention
Antoine Howard - Honorable Mention
KieVaughn Sanks - Defensive 1st Team
Tahjay Woodward - Offensive 2nd Team
Tim Williams - Offensive 2nd Team
De'Quan Freeman - Honorable Mention
DeMarco Fairbanks - Honorable Mention
Jeremy Pflug - Coach of the Year
Muhammad Bah - Honorable Mention
Djimon McNear - Honorable Mention
Gerrico Taul - Honorable Mention
Zack Scroghans - Honorable Mention
Corey Lackey - Honorable Mention
Cincinnati Public schools recently held a free youth lacrosse clinic for boys and girls in grades 1-8. Lacrosse is a growing sport nation wide and the CPS district is interested in expanding the interest in inner-city areas. Dick's Sporting Goods made a generous contribution to the event by sponsoring and supplying equipment which included balls, sticks, and nets. Nearly 90 kids from various elementary schools attended the instructional clinic which was instructed by the varsity lacrosse coaches from Walnut Hills High School.
After the clinic, Dick's Sporting Goods also provided a lacrosse-themed movie presentation that the kids watched while enjoying complimentary popcorn as well. The afternoon proved to be a a great foundation for the sport in CPS and athletics manager Josh Hardin and his staff will continue their efforts to grow the sport starting with interest from elementary students.
As the first week of November comes to an end, so does the fall sports season for schools in the CMAC. This fall, the CMAC witnessed teams compete at a high level in girl's volleyball, boy's soccer, and football. Each student athlete in their respective sport showcased their abilities on and off the field while representing each of their high schools in the highest form and fashion.
Hughes High School and Shroder High School finished the regular season tied for the CMAC lead in varsity volleyball. Both teams finished with a conference record of 8-2 and have been announced co-CMAC champs!
Hughes, Shroder, and Woodward all sent varsity teams to compete in the OHSAA state tournament!
Taft High School finished the season at a mark of 8-3, including running the table in the SOPL American division at 6-0 to take first place. Belmont won the SOPL National division with a 5-0 record against division opponents.
Taft went on to compete in the division IV playoffs again and their program, paired with their student athletes, continue to make great strides in establishing themselves as a team to consistently watch out for in regards to Cincinnati's top teams.
Aiken High School finished the regular season with a record of 7-3 and made their high school's first ever OHSAA state playoff appearance! The Falcons played tough throughout the entire season and will look to make noise next year as they plan on continuing with their success!
Western Hills High School boy's soccer team had a fantastic season and also qualified for the state playoffs. They finished their season with a record of 5-3-1 and will continue making tremendous strides this off season as they prepare to come back even stronger in the fall of 2017!